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  • Good things do come in Little Boxes

    For many in Portland, holiday shopping has become more of a sustained movement to support small, local businesses rather than a frenzied Black Friday...

  • David Clark

    The Mistake: I have been in advertising for almost 15 years. I’ve worked in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston. I have been the token black...

  • Eric Burns

    The Mistake: I think the biggest mistake I made was to treat many other fields – outside of the software engineering piece that built the product and...

  • Mike Warn

    The Mistake: I started this company in my garage, at a time when my employer was telling us our jobs were going to Mexico in the not-too-distant...

  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • Derrick Morton

    The Mistake: We were talking to one of the best-known brands in gaming about doing a project together. Because they were one of the best out there,...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....